Achare Mot: “I Can DO It Myself!”

Achare Mot: “I Can DO It Myself!”

Photo credit: Flickr.com, Kenny Holston, Whiteman fitness center Achare Mot: “I Can Do It Myself!” Years ago Joan Collins did a commercial for Jack LaLane Fitness Centers. She asked her butler to bring her her shoes and gym bag. When he asked if perhaps he...
What Does a Soul Weigh?

What Does a Soul Weigh?

As a rabbi and a Jew, the last thing I want to think about a week after Passover has ended–when I still haven’t finished putting away all the stuff–is Yom Kippur, but here we are, reading all about the ceremony that Aaron, the High Priest, would perform in order to...
A Water-Optional Tashlich

A Water-Optional Tashlich

When I was young, “doing tashlich” meant walking down to the little brook in our front yard and throwing in bread crumbs. Whether or not that water was actually moving was unclear, but we performed the mitzvah the way we knew how. Over the years, I’ve “cast my wrongs...

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